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by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

My question is, 'how do I resolve this perception'?

There's no keeping this at arm's length, you need to find out what this is about, beyond the shallow headline - so that you can come to a forgiveness with yourself.

If you'd prefer not to do that, just say.

Thanks,
john
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 89
Views: 3680

Re: Pay Attention

Hi John,
Is the one reading this only an idea?
Yes.
Keith xx
Give me something that isn't an idea.
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 89
Views: 3680

Re: Pay Attention

Nothing

The idea of self? Made up.
The idea of no-self? Made up.
The idea of being? Made up.
The idea of tree? Made up.

These are all ideas. By definition, made up.

Snap fingers on both hands.
Smile.
Is the one reading this only an idea?

Much love,
John
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 89
Views: 3680

Re: Pay Attention

None of them.

So what's to be concerned about?
by s-p-a-c-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 89
Views: 3680

Re: Pay Attention

Self - It’s written in green. It’s bright. I think that it is hard, and confining or containing. This feels tight and uncomfortable, and safe and comforting. I think of it as a problem to be solved. It also seems unsubstantial being written on paper, and about to fly off. No-self - it is written in...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

What shows up is that I'm not very interested in this! gulp! A surprise, but also a relief to say it I appreciate your encouragement and effort. Is this the only way forward? Is it possible to enquire via the five senses, for example. My sensations and where is the hearer,see-er , taster etc in tha...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

not sure how to reply to this one. What I don't want to look at is my near continual more-or-less-background anxiety. I don't want to admit it to myself.On the occasions when I do, it's okay, not the end of the world at all, indeed it's a relief.I feel harmonious and connected and whole. I don't wa...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A jump to truth.
Replies: 60
Views: 3035

Re: A jump to truth.

Hi Nigel, I continue looking at the self as another perception, it seems very freeing. The self idea is not so obvious here, as a lot has been dropped over time, but it is still maintaining itself. There's our natural being. And there's the perception/story/impression of self as an autonomous being ...
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 89
Views: 3680

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Keith,

Three pieces of paper, each one with one word on it:

self

no-self

being

Look at each, and tell me what you feel/think about each one.

Much love,
John

p.s. Spurs are getting better.
by s-p-a-c-e
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

resisting it, pushing it away. I don't want to be the source of the disapproval! Slowing down, I can consider that much of what I don't like outside of me indeed has roots inside of me. Eg, projecting my anger onto other people. Ok, good. Now, let's take a time to stay with this, What is it that yo...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

no, obviously I wouldn't. Thank you. So this suggests I hold the belief that I'm worthy of disapproval! That's terrible! And means I'm attracting it! Well, let's park the attracting malarkey. :) But, yes, if you fear it, then it's generally because you believe it about you. Which on the one hand is...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

fear of getting it wrong- the price. Asking for too much. And, if I get it, more anxiety about having to give value for money. Which is all ridiculous, because usually I'm very good! Fear of disapproval, of not being liked. Also, underneath, fear of success in life. It's coming late in life, 62 yea...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

Mainly I'm an introvert, and somehow for work I have to stand up in front of people and 'perform'. Anxiety beforehand. Also if I have to write an email outlining how much my services cost. Anxiety is almost ever present in my experience. I know that the only way is to turn and face it and include i...
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: let's start
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: let's start

Hello, yes I'm ready to explore, thanks

Ok, cool.

What would be an example of feeling anxious?

Best wishes,
John
by s-p-a-c-e
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: silence
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: silence

That's a good way to put it. I agree that there's nothing to be afraid of - including that I may be a good man. I like the sound of that! And it's important to note, we are not brushing anything under the carpet, or wishing anything away, but really, each day is a new day, and each of us has the op...

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